I’m strolling down the walkway in front of Buley Library Monday when off to the corner I hear somebody strumming the guitar while a twangy voice sang along with "it’s not okay to be queer, it’s not okay to be a homo". Behind him was a massive sign attacking just about every group of people under the sun proclaiming "GOD WILL JUDGE YOU!".
Naturally, this caught my interest. I walked over to see what their deal was, whether or not they were actually Southern students, and how the surrounding students and campus police were going to react. They were just extremist hypocritical lunatics – calling themselves "Born Again Christians" and spewing hate for nearly everything imaginable. Still, I respected their right to free speech and I didn’t let any of it bother me. The other students obviously didn’t feel the same way as I did as many of them got into a shouting match with the two men and even occasionally threatened them with violence. One student said he was going to burn one of the guys at the stake. The guy responded with "well you Roman Catholics are known for the kind of thing, so I’m not surprised".
The police rushed over and it appeared as though they were going to arrest them, but I guess no law was broken, and they were allowed to stay. Here’s a few photos of mine:
Southern-News.com ran it as front page story: "Visitor provokes students"